Josh Funk Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition for Sci-Fi Short Film 'The Spaceman'

Film director Josh Funk has won a prestigious Award of Excellence from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for Funk's imaginative sci-fi short film The Spaceman, which was made with giant cardboard sets and old school techniques.

The Spaceman features an exceptional use of practical effects such as stop-motion animation, miniatures, animatronics, and elaborate sets made of cardboard. The film stars Funk’s brother Jordan Funk, who builds a cardboard spaceship, travels to an alien planet, and fights a stop-motion monster. This black and white short was filmed in the Northern California locations of Chico, Forest Ranch, and Fern Canyon.

“It is so great to see how many people have connected with The Spaceman. I think everyone has shared the childhood experience of building things out of cardboard and their imagination. I am honored to win this award and excited to share my creation with the world,” said Funk.

In winning an Accolade, Josh Funk joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning production of The Lady in Number Six by Malcolm Clarke, the very talented Dave Bossert of Disney for his short documentary, The Tunes Behind The Toons, Hollywood industry veteran Ron Howard for When You Find Me and Highwire Films Australia for their popular ABC TV series twentysomething. Rick Prickett, who chairs The Accolade Global Film Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

Categories: Movies, Design and Architecture, Arts and Entertainment

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Josh Funk is an award winning filmmaker from Chico, CA specializing in stop-motion animation.

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